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Call for Artists: 71st Annual Old Town Art Fair

June 13 & 14
Chicago, Illinois

Presented by the Old Town Triangle Assn.
250 Artists
Deadline: December 15
Notification: February 1
Application fee: $45; Booth fee: $650

The Old Town Art Fair is considered one of the top outdoor fine art shows in the nation. Rated #1 by ArtFairCalendar.com polling! It is held on the streets of the historic Old Town Triangle neighborhood on Chicago's near north side, amid charming homes and leafy parkways.
This is a show for artists and art buyers alike -- our art patrons are considered to be discerning, art-educated and loyal art buyers. In addition, again this year we are putting a strong emphasis on increasing our marketing profile to be able to bring more buyers to you.
The volunteer-led Old Town Art Fair is committed to providing the highest quality experience possible for both our artists and our patrons. The Fair is produced by the Old Town Triangle Association, a non-profit neighborhood organization. Fair proceeds go to support the Menomonee Boys and Girls Club, our local schools, community organizations, neighborhood improvements and the activities and operations of the Triangle Association.

Please note:
The Old Town Art Fair provides music that is appropriate to the art and the clientele. Classical, Blues, Jazz, Swing and some Rock will keep guests entertained without taking anything away from the enjoyment of viewing art. Food options are high end without the big price tag. Recent offerings have included lobster rolls, grilled octopus and watermelon/feta salads. Enjoy craft beers and fine wines along with soft drinks and flavored waters. There truly is something here for every taste.
 
Marketing:
We actively promote the Fair year-round. Our social media platforms have updates to keep recent fair-goers excited and to elicit interest for the coming year. Expect major advertising at major transit terminals, media outlets and hotel concierges.
The Old Town Art Fair specifically promotes to the Chicago buying public and targets select suburbs known to support the arts.
 
Testimonials:
"Thank you! It was such an amazing experience and a great year at the show as well. Looking forward for another extraordinary 2020 show already..!"
 
"Old Town continues to be the best show in the country, with the highest quality and the nicest people. Joan came around and talked to all of us. That was beyond expected after I know she was probably up all week late hours getting everything in motion. Truly, hands down the best, and a pleasure to do. You guys make it that way and I for one really appreciate your time and effort!  
Hope to see you next year."
 
Who we are:
The Old Town Triangle Association is a community-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for neighbors in the historic Old Town Triangle District on Chicago's north side. We host the Old Town Art Fair along with many other neighborhood initiatives and work to maintain the historic, landmarked buildings that make Old Town a unique and wonderful community.
 
Learn more: www.oldtownartfair.org, Barbara Guttmann, 312-337-1938

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